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Tarragon Asparagus Salad

I love asparagus, and I love it even more when drizzled with my light, lemony vinaigrette dressing with a touch of tarragon. It's perfect as a side for fresh spring meals. —Linda Lace, Winter Park, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces


  • Place the first 7 ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 1-3 minutes. Remove asparagus and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • To serve, shake dressing again. Spoon over asparagus.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 77 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Kimberly
    Mar 1, 2021

    To me this a 5-star recipe; yesterday I managed to 1 star while distracted and was so upset. I am hoping this fixes that lower rating thanks to me. I think it's perfect recipe. Easy to follow and yummy each time I've made it!

  • kimspacc
    May 30, 2020


  • brunchtoo
    Mar 2, 2017

    Very refreshing and different. Liked the taste and I also liked, that I could it prep way before dinner. So Salad was a snap to add. Thanks!

  • jcraig17
    Apr 16, 2009

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